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NSW drought relief package
2018 drought response

Approximately half the state is in drought or conditions fast approaching drought. Find out what support is available.

Hunter Local Land Services Part of your community
Advisory services

Reliable professional advice supporting agricultural production and management of natural resources

Emergency response

Timely coordinated action on pests and diseases and natural disasters like flood, fire and drought

Natural resource management

 Sustainable use of our land and water

Biosecurity

Working together to protect primary industries, the economy, the environment and our community

Hunter

Our region has diverse landscapes including rainforests and wetlands. Agricultural activities include dryland and irrigated cropping, fodder, vineyards, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, alpacas and goats, horse breeding, poultry and aquaculture.

Map of Hunter LLS Region

Updates

  • Agriculture

    The NSW Government has approved changes to licenses to reduce kangaroo numbers. These changes are effective from 8 August 2018. Find out more here.

  • Drought

    Look up what events are happening across the state and find out what support is available.

  • Community Grants

    Hunter Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program (NLP), Catchment Action (CA) NSW and Hunter Catchment Contributions levy (HCC), has funding available to support community groups in promoting and increasing knowledge and awareness of natural resource management (NRM), Aboriginal traditional land management practices, sustainable agriculture, biosecurity (plant and animal diseases, pests and weeds), and emergency management.

  • Pest control

    Professional wild dog controllers have until 30 September to lodge an expression of interest to be included in the Upper Hunter Professional Wild Dog Controller Program.

  • Our services

    This guide explains the services we provide locally and the role we play across NSW. It also outlines your responsibilities as a landholder.

  • Preparing for emergencies

    A free Farm Flood Readiness Kit is now available to assist rural landholders prepare their property for floods. Contact your local Hunter Local Land Services office to request your free copy.